Qantas Freight Executive Manager, Mr Stephen Cleary, said the addition of Dallas to the business’
US network, which also includes Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, was part of a long term plan
to strengthen Qantas Freight’s presence in key markets.
“With our recently launched Australia–New Zealand B767 freighter operation and the addition of
services to Dallas we offer our customers more services to where they need them,” he said.
“This is a market that we have been looking at for some time.
“Demand for air freight between Texas and Australia is well established, and we will offer customers
a competitive advantage with the only direct operation.
“Dallas-Fort Worth and Sydney are the right airports and city pairs on which to base a viable long
term operation – Dallas-Fort Worth for its large, highly accessible regional catchment and Sydney for
its convenient through connections to other Australian ports, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
“The service will also give our customers in Shanghai one-stop access to markets in the southern
Mr Cleary said the new service would operate between Shanghai and Chicago as QF7581 and then
as QF7550 originating in Chicago each Thursday and operating via Dallas direct to Sydney, arriving
early Friday afternoon.
All sectors will be operated by Qantas Freight’s fleet of modern Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft.